Sascha Dive

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Biography

  • Dive Deeper! Hailing from the greater Frankfurt Area Sascha Dive has made quite some impression on the international house and techno circus over the last years.
    Dive Deeper! Hailing from the greater Frankfurt Area Sascha Dive has made quite some impression on the international house and techno circus over the last years. Although the deephouse traveller looks back to an amazing amount of pristine releases with the first official vinyl pressed back in 2007 one can still call him a young gun. Especially if you look around in the deeper fields of house music these days this gifted producer and DJ seems to be a great exception. And this isn't a disadvantage at all: With all the energy in his mind and hands Sascha Dive proves with every gig and every production that he easily plays on one level as many of his legends, if not even higher. Strongly influenced by the godfathers of deephouse like Moodyman, Chez Damier or Ron Trent and following the first waves of top notch German houselabels like Playhouse Sascha Dive progressed to a serious floor fighter since his first official appearance in 2007. With a musical taste reaching from his deephouse backround and soulful minimal sounds to kicking and mind blowing techno he played almost every leading club and festival over the last years. However Sascha Dive is not only taking his sound and vision to the world's finest floors, he still manages it to release more and more music. Dive released a vast amount of productions and remixes on high class labels such as Tsuba, Freebase, Deep Labs (Balance US), Raum...Musik or Stir15. And besides all the touring and producing he still runs his own "Deep Vibes" label with great success. "Deep Vibes" brought up some outstanding music by Sascha Dive and his his buddies and „house-mates“ like Brothers Vibe, Robert Dietz, Christian Burkhardt or Markus Fix (just to name a few) and most of it on vinyl! So it's no wonder that vinyl master Sven Väth signed Sascha to Cocoon Artists and Cocoon Recordings. Sascha Dive, a forward thinking producer and DJ who still waves the flag of the real vinyl sound and ever will. More young men like him and house music will live on forever! Check Sascha Dive's thoughts on his career so far, his greatest gigs and what the future would hopefully bring for him... --- Cocoon: Sascha, one thing that many people notice and wonder about is your age. You started quite early with your first DJ- and producer-steps and you hosted an internet-radio show at a very young age. Did you ever feel something like a gap or a difference to other housemusic artists? Dive: No, not really. Of course, most of my music scene friends, such as Dorian (Raum...Musik), Frank (Reboot), Robert Dietz or Christian Burkhardt are older than me but this never really was a big topic we talked about in the past. We meet and we chat about music, we show each other new and old tracks that we did. We go out for dinner, we have a good time, we are friends and musical allies and for this age doesn't really matter. And we influence each other. I picked up a lot of their electronic and minimal techno vibes and I think they also let influence themselves with my music. You can say that I try to share the shoulful housesound with them and I pick up some cool tech-house vibes in return. Cocoon: However it still is for us a major point - not many artists of your age can look back on this impressive list of releases and remixes. Which are the ones you feel most proud of? Dive: There are of course all my first releases on my own label "Deep Vibes". Well, it is more how people reacted to them and how much they did sell back then. This was out of any imagination when I started the label and this made me proud and showed me I did the right thing. Other than that my first album was a big step. All the releases on labels like Tsuba, Raum...Musik, Deep Labs or Stir15 mean a lot to me as I feel honoured to be part of these labels. You have to understand that these were some of my favourite labels when I started doing music and suddenly I was part of them. Last but not least Moodyman's remix for me is course like a dream has come true as he is one of the biggest legends of house music for me. Cocoon: Not only the Moodyman remix seems to be a dream has come true. To most young and new artists your whole career seems to be a dream. You do what you like most and you are priviliged to travel and see places others only dream of. Which gigs and venues left the biggest impression on you over the last years? Dive: Most people would believe I come up with exotic names and spots now, extravaganza, big raves, bizarre locations. However and like with my releases, I see mostly the clubs here that I admired before and that made me part of them afterwards. My gigs at Robert Johnson, one of my favourite clubs, and of course at the Cocoonclub in Frankfurt. I am happy that I played there as it is history now. My first gigs at Cocoon Ibiza / Amnesia are still shaking me. And as being a housemusic artists my US-tour was a milestone in my career, too. Cocoon: It looks like you scored all the goals you wanted to. Is there anything left on your wish list yet? What will the future look like what changes can you see for yourself? Dive: The main thing is to keep that level. I am not one of the guys who wants more and more and speeds too fast in the end. It is so hard to make and play music on this dedicated level where you don't want to make any concessions to stay in the biz. Being true to myself is important. And being true to the music and my medium of choice: Vinyl! I will definitely try to press music on vinyl as long as possible. I know this might change one day however I hope this day will not come too soon. Talking about my gigs: I definitely want to tour the US again and hope to get the chance to meet more of my legends one day. My last tour was such a big success that I feel it needs a sequel. Cocoon: Is there anything or anybody that influences you in your musical work besides your legends and the labels you follow? A special person would like to thank you? Dive: I am sort of a homie, I like my house, my family and all this is important for me. I do pay attention to what my girlfriend says. About many things in life and of course about music. However I am not really asking around, it is more of a feeling. I pay attention to vibes and feelings. I even notice when my dog leaves the studio when I am doing a new track. He is there most of the time when I am in studio and it happened a couple of times that he just left out of any food- or other reasons. This made me think and after I checked the sounds I had to agree: The Dog was right, they weren't good. You can say that all the tunes that left my studio so far are dog approved ;) Cocoon: Thanx Sascha, it is a pleasure to work with such a dedicated young man. Good luck for 2014!
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    Selected discography

    DISCOGRAPHY SASCHA DIVE releases: - after the storm ep (ion ludwig remix) - minimood - 2016 - funky rhythm seduction - 8bit - 2016 - the basic collective ep part 5 (feat. aquarius heaven) - deep vibes recordings - 2016 - if only was true ep (eddie richards remix) - danse club - march 2016 (digital) - bounce to that / summer break ep - king street - 2016 (digital) - deep into night grooves vol. 2 mixed by sascha dive - king street - 2016 - tribute ep (jus-ed remix) - ornaments - 2015 - werewolf in the woods ep - cocoon recordings - 2015 - the basic collective ep part 4 - deep vibes - 2015 - sax ep (with christian burkhardt) - cb sessions 004 - 2015 - the lost remixes pt. II - deep vibes - 2014 - the devil & the beast - various - la pena - 2014 - into the abyss (with luke hess) (cv313 aka deepchord remix) - minimood extra - 2014 - dark shadow (album) - deep vibes - 2014 - number seven ep - epilog 001 - 2013 - dark side of the moon / kane (with christian burkhardt) - freebase records 001 - 2013 - jus groove (chez damier remix) - tsuba special ltd. 001 - 2013 - combination II (with christian burkhardt) - raum...musik 086 - 2013 - vision (dark energy dub) - love letters from oslo 021 - 2012 - move on / jupiter - oslo 025 - 2012 - into the dark out of the light (tc studio remix) - be chosen compilation #2 - bechosen 15 - 2012 - deja vu (virgo four remixes) - tsuba 60 - 2012 - jam session #2 (fred p., willie graff & tuccillo, halo & blakkat) - deep vibes 019 - 2012 - the lost remixes - deep vibes 018 - 2012 - la santa danza - revival select (balance alliance) - 2011 - jam session #1 (franck roger, alix alvarez, "jus groove" dub version) - deep vibes 017 - 2011 - green & blue 2011 (mixed by raresh & sascha dive) - cocoon recordings mix 36 - 2011 - tsuba loves...sascha dive - tsuba - 2011 - restless nights (album) - deep vibes 014 - 2010 - combination (with christian burkhardt) - raum...musik 076 - 2010 - kama kama - love letters from oslo 013 - 2010 - jus groove (chez damier remix) - tsuba 040 - 2010 - panther ep - deep vibes 011 - 2009 - two face ep - raum...musik 073 - 2009 - from frankfurt to mannheim (mixed by reboot & sascha dive) - cécille records fftm 001 - 2009 - the basic collective ep remixes - deep vibes 009 - 2009 - untitled - deep vibes 008 - 2009 - deepest america (moodymann remix) – ornaments 003 - 2008 - midnight blues – love letters from oslo 004 - 2008 - the basic collective ep part 3 of 3 – deep vibes 006 - 2008 - dEep (samuel davis deep4life mix) / annihilating rhythm - drumpoet 011 - 2008 - the basic collective ep part 2 of 3 - deep vibes 003 - 2007 - down edit - raum...musik 059 - 2007 - the basic collective ep part 1 of 3 - deep vibes 001 - 2007 remixes: - fragments (sascha dive's rhythm dub) - waveshape - moan records 066 - 2017 - porphyr (sascha dive's down to the dark remix) - tru. - loot recordings 011 - 2017 - some day (sascha dive's fx dub) - jay & captian knuckles - flow2thefloor - 2017 - structure (sascha dive's harmonie park remix) - martin aquino - sit down recordings - 2017 - frontiers (sascha dive's going down remix) - neverdogs - deeperfect - 2016 - somewhere in time (sascha dive's timezone remix) - r.a.w. - celesta recordings - 2016 - dizzy days (sascha dive's storm remix) - luca doobie - new violence records - 2016 - the reason (sascha dive remix) - komplexx - komplexx music - 2016 - sun warrior (sascha dive's oslo summer remix) - robbie akbal & veronika fleyta - akbal music -2016 - sun warrior (sascha dive's oslo summer deep dub) - robbie akbal & veronika fleyta - akbal music -2016 - change (sascha dive's choice dub) - paul eg - ethink groove - 2016 - heat me up (sascha dive's Q remix) - ruff stuff - silence in metropolis - 2016 - uhn doos (sascha dive's rhythmic dub) - ilario liburni - invade records - 2015 - sirma (sascha dive's main street dub) - scott kemp - decay records - 2015 - d.o.l. (sascha dive's strip it down remix) - dubfound - nurum - 2015 - circumstances (sascha dive's aztek dub) - italoboyz - under no illusion recordings - 2015 - love somebody (sascha dive's dy-na-mix) - emerson todd - danse club - 2015 - fly (sascha dive's svek flylife remix) - cari lekebush & zoe xenia - tulipa - 2014 - OD (sascha dive's northern light remix) - george p. - diaphin - 2014 - beautiful strange (sascha dive's psycho killer dub mix) - leo leal & daniel cantisani - unike muzik - 2014 - kalypsp ( sascha dive's kalypso dub) - martin aquino - 11am - 2014 - spirited away (sascha dive's mystic sky remix) - tiger stripes - king street - 2014 - president house (sascha dive's church dub) - roland clark & urban soul - king street - 2014 - inner connected (sascha dive soultrain vocal dub) - youand the machines feat. robert ownes ornaments - 2014 - black belt (sascha dive's funked up remix) - renato ratier - d-edge records - 2014 - lovestory teller (sascha dive's dark energy dub) - davide squillace - result 004 - 2013 - funky dope trakk (sascha dive's closer to the edit remix) - c-rock - lofi stereo 47 - 2013 - night express (sascha dive's blue train dub) - renato figoli - amam 025.1 - 2013 - analog xtc (sascha dive's deep echo m vibration dub) - norm talley - mini mood extra 006 - 2013 - sunday walk (sascha dive's panoramix) - ron deacon - falkplatz limitiert 001 - 2012 - trouble (sascha dive's simple is that remix) - einzelkind - adult only 040 - 2012 - inferno (sascha dive's rainforest dub) - silicone soul - soma - may 2012 - warm sun on my face (sascha dive's sun worshipper remix) - sunshine jones - king street - 2012 - little people (black city) (sascha dive remixes) - matthew dear - deep vibes - 2011 - time to be free (free words) (sascha dive's afroton dub) - basil - king street - 2011 - the message (sascha dive's downtown dub) - cevin fisher - king street - 2011 - money (sascha dive's 15 minutes melodrama remix) - melon - ratio - 2011 - works a treat (sascha dive remix) - dj sneak & matt mono - cécille records - 2011 - little people (black city) (sascha dive remix) - matthew dear - ghostly - 2011 - being (sascha dive's soulwax mix) - negghead - wax on records - 2011 - let's go down bounces (sascha dive's down underground remix) - franck roger - real tone - 2011 - about music (sascha dive's dark beat dub) - vernon & dacosta - ama records - 2010 - in your soul (sascha dive's ny in my soul vocal remix) - zoe xenia - bass culture - 2010 - creeper (sascha dive's dc soulwax dub) - rick wade - mini mood - 2010 - sunday walk (sascha dive's panoramix) - ron deacon - falkplatz - 2010 - law (sascha dive remix) - dj qu - deep vibes 012 - 2010 - down south (sascha dive's ny vocal remix) - quintessetials 013 - 2010 - cipher (sascha dive remix) - motorcitysoul - stir 15 037 - 2010 - back down (sascha dive's chunky dub) - chris wood & meat - murmur 015 - 2010 - amoure (sascha dive's 12:13 remix) - wireman - prime numbers - 2009 (digital only) - no shame (sascha dive's ny dub) - hector moralez & eddie leader - hudd traxx 024 - 2009 - cantona kung fu (chicago blue chucaracha dub) - kevin griffiths - tsuba 028 - 2009 - lost soul chapter 1 (sex wax remix) - nils anthes - be chosen 008 - 2009 - perc us too (nights in berlin remix) - ray okpara - lomidhigh lmtd. 015 - 2008 - colici (dark beat mix) – miss fitz – raum...musik 066 - 2008 - one bill (1.000.000.000 Remix) – goldwill – was not was 018 - 2008 - cristal (sascha dive remixes) – nekes – oslo 008 - 2008 - hamlin feat. sascha dive dub – two armadillos – dessous recordings 081 - 2008 - the asphalt - 8 mile road (seveneleven remix) - deep explorer 011 - 2008 - scott ferguson - i cried for you (walk in the park remix) - deep vibes 002 – 2007 exclusive tracks appear on: - fine line with christian burkahrdt - non stop album - cb sessions - 2016 - under my skin - various -muna - 2016 - i dot it anyway - various - la pena - 2014 - late last night - various - cecille compilation - cecille recordings - 2014 - new frontiers - various - cocoon compilation k - cocoon lp 27- 2011 - if six was nine - various - no way to norway - oslo - 2011 - flame (with christian burkhardt) - various - raum...musik digital 01 - 2010 - suburban night - various - don't believe the hype - oslo 016 - 2010 - kranviz tee's - various - ten years raum sampler part three of three - raum...musik 069 - 2009 - going down - various - la peña #3 - la peña 003 - 2009 - street life (samuel davis dark groove mix) – various - deep vibes 005 compilation - 2008 - untitled b2 - various - workshop 004 - workshop - 2008 tracks appear on: - lab#4 - various - 10 years akbal music, akbal music - 2017 - dark shadow (album) - various - adidas flagship stores - 2014 - underground railroad (willie graff & tuccillo remix) - arkitekt mixed by robert dietz - arkitekt - 2012 - deepest america (samuel davis dark soul mix) - mr. scruff / dj spinna ‎– southport eeekender volume 9 - susu & miroma records - 2012 - move on - pete tong & reboot - all gone pete tong & reboot future sounds - ith records - 2012 - deja vu (original mix) - various - best of 2012 - tsuba records - 2012 - deja vu (virgo four string mix) - various- tsuba colour volume one - tsuba records - 2012 - little people (black city) (sascha dive remix) - matthew dear - various - vagabundos mixed by luciano - cadenza - 2012 - la santa danza - cocoon heroes (mixed by dorian paic) - cocoon recordings cormix34 - 2011 - jus groove - green & blue 2011 (mixed by raresh & sascha dive) - cocoon recordings cormix36 - 2011 - little people (black city) (sascha dive remix) - matthew dear - various - groove cd 131 mixed by mathias kaden - groove cd 34 - 2011 - little people (black city) (sascha dive remix) - matthew dear - various - circoloco at dc10 the next level mixed by matthias tanzmann & davide squilace - moon harbour - 2011 - back down (sascha dive's chunky dub) - chris wood & meat - various - murmur remixes vol. 1 - murmur - 2011 - jus groove - night & day (mixed by stéphane pompougnac) - because music - 2011 - little people (black city) (sascha dive remix) - matthew dear - slowdance - ghostly 135 - 2011 - back down (sascha dive's chunky dub) - chris wood & meat - various - stadt.strand.fluss. mixed by andre galuzzi - audioware cd 1 - 2010 - back down (sascha dive's chunky dub) - chris wood & meat - various - colours of deep house volume 03 - futureaudio - 2010 - kama kama - various - party animals mixed by nick curly & marco carola - cocoon mix 030 - 2010 - dEep (samuel davis deep4life mix) - various - berlin lounge - wagram 3214682 - 2010 - hamlin (sascha dive’s secret dub) - various - dessous' best keep secrets2 mixed by steve bug - dessous cd 14 - 2010 - deepest america (samuel davis dark soul mix) / deepest america (moodymann remix) - various - ornaments symphony mixed by youandme - ornaments 011 ltd. - 2009 - jed clayton (samuel davis dark beat mix) / olivia - various - tobi neumann & onur özer in the mix green & blue - cocoon mix 025 - 2009 - brother / black panther (samuel davis raw dub) / black panther (dj qu remix) / amoure (sascha dive's 12:13 remix) - various - from frankfurt to mannheim mixed by reboot & sascha dive - cécille records fftm 001 - 2009 - deepest america (federico molinari remix) / perc session #1 (christian burkhardt remix) - various - deep house greatest - zyx music - 2009 - deppest america (samuel davis dark soul mix) - the lab 01 sampler 03 (vinyl) - mixed by loco dice - nrk lab 001sc - 2009 - deepest america (federico molinari remix) - minimal techno 6 - zyx music - 2009 - kranviz tee's - various - tanzmusique - zyx music - 2009 - kranviz tee's - various - the best in minimal update 2.0 - zyx music - 2009 - kranviz tee's - various - ten years raum musik various artist sampler (japan only edition) - timothy really 012 - 2009 - soul chapter 1 (sascha dive's sex wax remix) - various - cavo paradiso mykonos 09 the master sessions - mixed by argy & luca bacchetti - cavo paradiso 009 - 2009 - dEep (samuel davis deep4life mix) / rd's movement (randy watson variation #4) - various - loveparade club vol. 1 - ministry of sound 1012232 - 2009 - deppest america (samuel davis dark soul mix) - the lab 01 - mixed by loco dice - nrk lab 001 - 2009 - as long as it's groovin (it's allright now) - deep house part 1 - mixed by harley & muscle - soulstar 1832 - 2009 - colici (sascha dive's dark beat mix) / one bill (sascha dive's 1.000.000.000 Remix) - karotte's kitchen vol. 3 - mixed by karotte - alphabet city 0006-2 - 2008 - hamlin (sascha dive’s secret dub) / street life (samuel davis dark groove mix) - various - body language vol. 07 - mixed by matthew dear - get physical cd 025 - 2008 - cristal (sascha dive remix) – various – disco invaders: cocoon ibiza summer mix – mixed by chris tietjen – cocoon mix 021 - 2008 - bdown variation 7 – various – secret sundaze presents tobi neumann – mixed by tobi neumann - secretsundaze cd 001 - 2008 - hamlin (sascha dive’s secret dub) – various – die wellenreiter – mixed by andry nalin – plastic city plax 002 - 2008 - hamlin (sascha dive’s secret dub) – various – circoloco at dc10 10 years anniversary part 2 of 3 (mixed by arpiar) – moon harbour cd 008 - 2008 - annihilating rhythm – various – groove cd #111/nr20 – groove magazin - 2008 - dEep (samuel davis deep4life mix) – various - drumpoems verse 1 – drumpoet 012 - 2008 - dEep (samuel davis deep4life mix) – various - city lounge 4 – wagram - 2008 - annihilating rhythm - various - groove cd 111 - groove magazin - 2008 - down edit (argy remix) – various – articulations by david alvarado – plastic city 055 - 2007 - scott ferguson - i cried for you (walk in the park remix) - various - karotte`s kitchen vol. 2 - mixed by karotte - 2007 - deep in rhythm - various - back up vol. 01- mixed by sebo k. - mobilee - 2007 - long way (original mix) - various - introducing kompakt artistagency - mixed by melon - kompakt - 2007 - scott ferguson - i cried for you (walk in the park remix) - various - groove cd 108 - mixed by onur özer - groove magazine - 2007 - deep in rhythm / bdown variation 3 - various - addicted to house vol. 6 - mixed by harley & muscle - soul star - 2007 coming soon: - child of sorrow - aras - summer 2017 - downtown ep (sebo k remix) - silver network - august / september 2017 - ep (with christian burkhardt) - oblack - winter 2017 - paraphonic minds ep with luke hess (tobias, steve o'sullivan & delano smith remix) - minimood - august 2017 - bounce to that / i`m inspired wet /summer break ep feat. roland clark - housewax/king street - (vinyl version) 2017 - if only was true ep (eddie richards remix) - danse club - (vinyl version) spring 2017 - dark shadow album remixes (reboot, arno e. mathieu, tobi neumann, hooved & austen/scott) - deep vibes recordings - 2017 - on me (sascha dive's dy-da-mix) - romano alfieri - extravaganza records - 19 may 2017 - music 999 (sascha dive's atmospheric dub) - mihai popoviciu - bondage music - 2017 - inner demon (sascha dive's inner dub) - steve k. - lauter unfug - 2017 - low jam (sascha dive's low ride remix) - mariusz kryska - giant 011 - 2017 - sub remote concept xl world (sascha dive`s walk the path dub) - ettore angrisani - giant 009 - march 2017 - chill thunder (sascha dive's stripped down dub) - filou - baile musik - 2017 - feelin high (sascha dive`s high life remix) - dennis cruz - suruba - 2017 - black tuesday (sascha dive's analog dub) - counrad - black tuesday us - 2017 - departure (sascha dive's ruff 909 cut) - hugo barritt - nordik net records - 2017 2017 - life is just timeless motion (sascha dive's cosmic dub) - timewriter - plastic city - 7 may 2017